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Despite the System - Clinton Heylin

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Orson Welles was all too aware, in his later years, that posterity would judge his life to have been essentially a failure: that it would construct a neat parabola of decline that would arc down from his youthful masterpiece, Citizen Kane, to the wine adverts he used to fund his latter day imbibing. In Despite The System Clinton Heylin shows brilliantly how Welles was undone by real people, with real motives - and by the circumstances found in a single time and place, Hollywood at the end of its golden era - and yet still succeeded in forging a body of work that, whatever its flaws, is without equal in the history of cinema.

"Everything about me is a contradiction." Orson Welles"

Clinton Heylin

Clinton Heylin is the author of the definitive Bob Dylan biography Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades, among many other works, including Can You Feel the Silence? Van Morrison: A New Biography; Despite the System: Orson Welles versus the Hollywood Studios; and Babylon's Burning: From Punk to Grunge. He lives in Somerset.

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ISBN: 9781841955865
ISBN-10: 1841955868
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 3rd March 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.1  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1